Reading List: The Great War
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First World War ended. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War - often called the Great War or the war to end all wars - left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded. Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each lost nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure.
In observance of the 100-year anniversary of the end of the Great War on November 11, we've assembled a reading list for you: